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Mar 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
to ask dennis signs of urs to come up and speak a little bit to the rba process. dennis is with the urs corporation and has 30 years of experience in anti-terrorism force protection and physical security. specializes in vunerbility threat and risk assessments and counter terrorism measures. for both state, federal, local, and international clients for rail, subway, bus, tunnel, bridge and air transportation facilities. so with that, i will turn it over to dennis to talk more about the rba. >> before dennis comes up i am looking at the length of the presentation, some of it was presented to the board in terms of why we, or the staff believes that this terminal is an important site for the additional security protections. so i would like you to go through it still, but if we could condense it down and abbreviate it and leave it open for questions from board members that would be great. >> so thank you for having me, today. i want to talk a little bit about the pedigree. to conduct, project of this scale, scope and complexity, it is a pretty big project. urs is a recognized security co
SFGTV
Mar 3, 2013 11:00am PST
would like to introduce dennis flaherty, the owner of 520 townsend. >> thank you. we are introducing -- we're going modify the restriction on the lot merger today. >> terrific. thank you very much. >> i'm dennis flaherty and i have owned the property for over 35 years. i occupied it many years running my own business and my son presently has an office there. in getting your amendment, we realize that we have talked to a neighbor who has a 50' parcel. ours is 138. we would like to merge those, and provide a -- the ability to introduce an office building that would probably project to high-tech usage. inasmuch as we would be limited in what we're planning. we're asking this change, which i feel would benefit the neighborhood, because we would be giving up a substantial amount to provide the thoroughfare through to harriet street. in occupying that property for so many years i have gone through a number of changes that have transspired there, from the flooding to finally we put a pump station on that harriet street, which has alleviated our problem. but i just would like to have an oppo
SFGTV
Mar 10, 2013 2:30pm PDT
understood] training or employment. and i'm here today in support of dennis kinkle's application for a seat on the reentry council. i have known dennis now for over a year. since he came into the soma one stop and became a participant in the reentry navigator program, during that year i have seen him evolve. he has achieved his ged in less than three months. he was hired as a transitional employee and then based on his exemplary work was hired as a permanent employee at good will. he completed a warehouse training program and now has been invited back to speak to current students to provide them with insight about his experience and his advice back to his employer good will and [speaker not understood], but, one, volunteering his artistic abilitieses, his time and materials to paint holiday decorations at good will, which gave him a chance to find employment. and he has volunteered to be a speaker in speaker's bureau [speaker not understood] council subcommittee is working to form. i've learned a lot from him. he is experienced reentering several communities and is always willing to share h
SFGTV
Mar 19, 2013 7:30pm PDT
tomorrow's work force as well. i wanted to thank dennis kelly from the teachers union and linda plaque who i believe are here that stand behind our math teachers in the school district as well. she also helped to organize the expanding your horizons conference which is an outreach program designed to meet the potential needs of young female students in career field, predominantly performed by men through hands on experience. she creates programs. she shows through example and she nurtures and supports her students. overall her work has boosted the confidence, nurtured and actively supported young women in academics and to be a productive force and a better future for many. i'll lastly conclude by saying there is a digital divide that really plagues many low-income communities. there is also a gender divide as well in math and sciences and we need our champions like gail [speaker not understood] to continue their work. and i just wanted to honor you for your over 40 years at washington high school. so, thank you so much and can we have a hand for ms. barrett. thank you. (applause) >> th
SFGTV
Mar 15, 2013 12:30am PDT
. president dennis kelly of united educators would like to speak to item b 5. >> thank you very much. it's a pleasure to be at the same microphone where your honored all the national board certified teachers and again, just more congratulations to them for all their work. item 2 e is your positive certification for your finances. there's a line that talks about your positive certification going into the future because you're going to be able to maintain reductions. we are curious about those reductions that you see. we are very pleased that there's the positive certification and that we expect the positive certification now with the passage of prop 30 to continue out for at least the next several years. it means to me that we probably don't need to have things like lay offs, probably don't need to have things like furlough days. and with any luck, we'll be able to get away from the hideousness of the kind of non reelections that people go through. and let me just mention for a moment why non reelections are so harmful and hurtful to an individual. and that's because there's no reason
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2013 1:30am PDT
of the room, there will be no confusion about who is speaking next. calling names ron miguel, dennis moskovian, my apologies, lori lineman, eric brooks, michael raisin, danny campbell, and howard wong. >>> commissioners, ron miguel. i'd like to thank the supervisor for the outreach made. i was at attendance at a number of the meetings. it was outreached to a large variety of both supporters and those in opposition and those who were before you when this subject came up to you before. i think it was thorough. i think it was well attended. and i think it was well listened to, particularly as the supervisor just told you, there have been at least 34 changes since it was originally involved. i have been reading legislation of one type or another since the late '50s when i was a lobbyist in sacramento. and then involved in c-e-q-a and nepa situations, 16 years as president of par, and been with the housing action coalition and, of course, when i was on the other side of the podium. one of the problems is clarity and certainty, and no one knows particularly when it deals with cad x's and n
SFGTV
Mar 3, 2013 3:30pm PST
mendoza and a number of people as well as rec and park and denny. and other folks from rec & park as well. i want to thank all of those involved over the last two years. to give you background, i have talked about this a lot publicly. for me the impetus came up when first in office. and my children were learning to ride there, with the training wheels off of their bikes, and we lived close to roosevelt and thought that would be a great place to learn. we went over there on a saturday morning, and very frustrated by the fact that the schoolyard was closed and locked up. huge black top, although asphalt great place for families on the weekends. and came back to city hall and talked to the head of public schools, and rec and park and hydra. and i said, if we could open up the schoolyards on the weekend, and it was closed because of the budget cuts. i know that growing up here in san francisco, i grew up playing ball in the neighborhood in the local schoolyard. and if kids and families are not given that opportunity. i think it's a real shame. we have embarked on a project and have had f
SFGTV
Mar 3, 2013 4:00am PST
, this ethics commission has an ethical duty, to notify dennis that he must rewrite his good government guide. that uses the analogous city-owned dumpster that the city employees don't have to go climbing into to find deleted records. that is ridiculous. under 340.90. >> gong never said at the outset that the records had been deleted they never told mr. wooding that his records had been deleted that did not come up until right at the end of the sotf process that he was finally told that they were, in fact, deleted. and had he been told that earlier he could have asked earlier that back up tapes be searched. mr. saint crox's to dismiss, that is hue in fact what miss gong should have done is referred mr. wooding to the department of technology and information services which is a city agency which must bypass mr. saint croix's awareness. >> she should have referred george to dtis, the second thing... >> mr. >> that she did not do... >> thank you, your three minutes is up. >> the private public partnership that she had an obligation. >> the private entities >> we have a lot of sp
SFGTV
Mar 31, 2013 6:00am PDT
accounts and please welcome me in joining dennis bartel. [ applause ] >> this has been a great partnership. when we identified pier 15 and 17 as the new home. we are opening in april 17th. it has come to our attention now it's just getting started. when i can borrow a baseball metaphor, we are at the bottom of the 9, 2 outs, 3 balls. we have one more pitch. we have 95 percent of the exhibits open and ready to go. in fact 95 percent are ready today. we kept this project mostly on schedule and mostly on budget and we'll hit that end of the day and a test to the cooperation that we get from not just the port and staff but from the whole city and community. just a few facts about the project is that we've been dying to play in the outdoors for 43 years since our opening in 1969. we have 2-and-a-half acres to play with. all these years shrinking it down, we get the chance to play with mother nature. 87 percent of that outdoor space is free to the public. it will be experiences happening throughout. in fact if you noticed already, our explainers don't respect the property lines, they moved their
SFGTV
Mar 27, 2013 1:00am PDT
opportunity and denny's mentioned that she didn't have the opportunity to grant the relief based on where the country s we don't have the opportunity to look at ourselves. the issue of cost, these wide range of threats imply a broad range of protective design strategies. some of them involve the structure of the building, some involve the facade of the building, some involve the fire protection system of the building and some involve the air handling of the building. when you look at threat and mitigation strategy you can spend a lot of money in spending on high level of protection. urs has researched the threats what's plausible and credible and the fatalities the building could endure. to your point, director harper, you can't build a building that will sustain no damage but on the other hand it's irresponsible to design a building without expectation to no damage. we are trying to expand on that. it was set by the civil engineers society. a standard was identified that said the building should not engage in disproportion of damage and collapse. this is a highly constructed struct
SFGTV
Mar 16, 2013 7:30pm PDT
commissioners. i'm dennis mckenzie. i'm working on educational proposals for 25 years and teaching public high school for the last 12 years. i provide you with a copy of my update for my request for the request for warriors. as you know from the previous material i have provided to the warriors and all the officials in san francisco for the last year by now i'm hopeful that this initial proposal could be implemented so that eventually another component that you receive deals with the developing cross cultural exchange programs for a number of countries but for sure the americas can begin with mexico and central america where i have been communicating with different elders and council in general and guatemala of providing a small classroom to bring students and schools and different officials people around this country to meet our students in this arena and learn how to facility can operate for the benefit of all our kids and students and also different states across the country and using that as a model for the cross cultural program as well. i wish everyone well and i believe that everyo
SFGTV
Mar 7, 2013 3:30pm PST
further questions. >> thank you. >>> okay. >> is dennis kinkle here? >>> hi, how are you? as you well know, i have a term or multiple terms, quite a few of them actually. [speaker not understood]. i'm from sacramento. when i got placed here, i didn't know anybody, i didn't know anything. i've learned of opportunities that san francisco has and taking full advantage of them. i've came a long ways because of the resourcing that you guys have and i believe that i could help other people that are coming out of this system and bring something worth to what you guys have brought to me to them. because it is possible. that's what it's all about for me, helping somebody that's been -- i've been in prison after prison, federal, you know what i mean? so, if i could do it, anybody can. they just got to know how and they don't know how, and i do, i believe i can help other people to learn how and take the right steps to, to turn their life around. >> okay. are you finished? >>> yes. >> great. supervisor cohen? >> how do you help people now? >>> right now, i had like this great support system. i'm
SFGTV
Mar 5, 2013 9:00am PST
an ethical duty, to notify dennis that he must rewrite his good government guide. that uses the analogous city-owned dumpster that the city employees don't have to go climbing into to find deleted records. that is ridiculous. under 340.90.
SFGTV
Mar 11, 2013 10:30pm PDT
failed to acknowledge jane powers who did a lot of work and i want to thank mary howe and dennis mcglophlin who contributed to the report. >> thank you very much. so chair farrell we could open it up for comment. let's have the one speaker come up. i would like to call up mara keely who will give a presentation. >> thank you very much mr. chair and members of the committee. thank you for the opportunity to speak to you. hello old friends who i share a past with too on the other side of the table today. in 1980 and continuing to 1986 i was the point person for seiu on pay equity and i started with local 400. local 400 became 790 and today now it's 1021 i didn't go anywhere and had a lot of change and it was on pay inequities and thanks for the fact base summary of it is issues and paying a lot to the attention to the period i was here doing the work so i can skip that and make a couple of quick key points. first of all the 1981 declaration of city policy by this board that no longer would the city tolerate race discrimination based on race and sex was a policy separate to any impl
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
michael and christine and larry and dpw and denny and rec & park, and 3-1-1. it doesn't happen without the effort of a lot of people. and i want to say thank you to you all. and i look forward to this being a bigger project throughout the city. we see statistics of families leaving our city. the more we can do, certainly as a father of three, the more we can do for the families, the better off we are. thank you, guys. >> can we add park alliance? >> i was going to recognize, i want to thank again dpw, rec & park, and principals. thank you for coming out. and we have san francisco park alliance and maria who is a fiscal sponsor for this project. and it's rare to sit in a chamber of all parents. and it's rare to have that talking about families in san francisco. if no further comments. we will close this item. would we like to make a motion to continue to the call of the chair to close this item? >> thank you, we will open up for public comment at this time. thank you for that reminder. any members of the public that would like to speak? there is a timer on the other mic, it's a
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2013 11:30pm PST
was for this and we heard nothing else. thank you. >> hi. my name is mark dennis and i am opposed to the installation of these antennas. basically the sections that they have moved to have the them under with the planning code it requires there is the necessity like people have mentioned and i don't believe at&t can show that necessity. i know people in the area that have at&t and they have no problems with the coverage. the representative from at&t brings up the public transportation lines there. that really seems like a last -- oh we have nothing to grab at kind of argument. oh let's bring up public transportation. every carrier -- cell phone carrier you can always make engineer -- emergency calls and to bring that up it means they don't believe their own argument. they can't meet the requirements of the code by showing that site is a necessary site. it's not showing that we need to increase our operation here. we need to show it's necessary, this specific site. no other site will work and they don't do that in section 303-c1 and that is mentioned and they don't do that and in sect
SFGTV
Mar 27, 2013 12:30am PDT
were prepared by a security team from urs corporation security division led by denny's signs and acting by repeating repealing and designing with bob with security and bob from widely associates and kevin duran, and smoke and fire life safety issues. so we have a comprehensive team looking at the work product being parade by urs. to say a few words of director harper's questions, the team first set out to establish kind of the level of importance and the level of protection for the facility as a whole and what was defined for our project was an ise medium for level of protection. so it's not the most stringent level of security protection, and the impacts for our project and the criteria for our project are influenced a lot by the intended design and operation of the facility that the facility is intended to be a very open facility, a transit facility where people come to it expecting to come and go without delays and so forth. so some of the security implications or origination recognize those operational needs of the facility and are addressed surveillance and other issues, but
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2013 8:00am PST
citizen's complaints and in addition we have here this evening, very investigator dennis max from the office of citizen's complaints. it is a pleasure to be here, and we are also known as the occ. the occ is the third largest civilian oversight of law enforcement agency in the united states. only surpassed in size by new york, and chicago. the office was created by a board of supervisors sponsored charter amendment in 1982 and game operational in 1983. we are 30 years old. it was originally an office in the san francisco police department but later placed under the direct supervision of the san francisco police department as an independent commission. >> the function is to assist the police department in building trust with the community by being a bridge between the public and the police in matters of police misconduct and police policy. to that end, the office of citizen complaints has a mission to insure police accountability by conducting fair, full-timely and unbias recommendations. >> and finally conducting medations between the sits sens and the complaints. >> we investigat
SFGTV
Mar 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
dennis max um is in the back of the room there and we also have brochures available on the table. and that concludes my remarks. thank you. >> thank you very much director hicks. any questions for director hicks from the commission. >> just want to tell you a little bit about the medation and it is a real helpful process. when the people interact with the police the officer use the person's voice as the first level of force, they need to protect themselves. they don't understand when you sit in a room and you understand that is why i did it. and the officer said that really upset me. so it works really well in the medations and the officers are participating and i wanted to thank director hicks and it has lessened the caseload, thank you. >> i sat in on a medation and a comment that the officer made at the end of the medation, and the officer had not answered a question of the complainant because the officer was very busy, and what the officer said what he learned from the medation, even though he had not violated any policies that if he had taken a moment to speak with the complainan
SFGTV
Mar 27, 2013 6:30pm PDT
dennis nava and i am just a joe citizen, a native san franciscoan, and when i found out that the public law library was having issues it really astounded me. i recently because i had questions, and was unable to afford an aattorney, had made use of the public libraries actually several entities in san francisco, which are now finding are no longer available to the public. the market street location has been closed from last march from my understanding and hasting is no longer allowing the public to use the public library and to believe that the city that hosts the 9th kir circuit is not going to have a public library available to look at laws that are governing just astounded me. so i am listening to these attorneys and these para legals and i am like wow, if we are having problems who am i to stand here and say look is this something that no one else is seeing? this should be our constitutional right, our legal accessibility to look at these laws, whether i have a computer or not. (inaudible) thank you very much for letting me speak. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please? >> my name is
SFGTV
Mar 2, 2013 10:30pm PST
evaluators are seeing the same things and consistent leadership in the department and phil and denny and lidia and the park supervisors do take the information seriously and get everybody else in the department as well. so, i really think that, you know, i look back at the smartness of the design, the call in prop c for a specific standard, if you have never looked at the standards, i recommend it, it makes you look at a park differently, it helps you look at how chipped is the paint? how well maintained in the playground equipment and there are puddles in the playing field, how much litter is too much litter? for myself, i have to say that every time that i go out i see something that i have not seen before and i lived here for 20 years, and before i went to inspect the park i have never been in half of those places. i would, if you have never had the chance to do that, have a walk around and it is really eye opening so that is all that i am going to say and i think that lidia and sarah will present the content. push >> good morning. so you have hard copies, i don't know if you like one
SFGTV
Mar 3, 2013 1:00am PST
, when dennis and i wish that it was true that in a perfect world that all of the numbers lined up and that they were the same positions, but they are not. the majority of a large number of the people that are or the attrition that we have is in multiple subjects. so that is the category that we are not laying off because of that. which is a first and it is a great, that is a positive side. the rainy day fund rule? again, could somebody else answer that? could you answer that? >> well, commissioner, i think that it would probably make most sense to think about the 117 certificated employees and think about them in groups and to for us to explain or hopefully for everyone to understand what is driving the various groups of those employees being placed on the action. so for example, i think that there are 36 of those 117 are state funded positions. so we could talk about what the context is there to the extent that we should explain that. but that, if that is already understood than that would reduce the number down to 81. there are a group and i am not sure that i have not done the tota
SFGTV
Feb 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
time. that was a really positive experience, i think, and denny you correct me on this, we had two incidences. one was a broken umbrella stand and sand toys were taken. we had this pilot out there for a while. but with no funding. and every city department actually carried the budget within their own budget. so -- and the principals that had participated had a really good experience with it. so it was easier for us to go out and say, now we have funding behind it. and what i said to mark initially, we have to have incenti incentive. the principals most reluctant were worried about what would happen to their site. how they make it so they don't have to worry coming monday. we worked hard to eliminate all of those worries. and i think that the incentive piece was helpful. the principals felt like they were getting monetary value to this. we were going on take care of all the cleaning and checking of the sites. opening and closing. i think that eve is the only one that keeps or site open. we don't open her site. but everything else was really about trying to make it arizona -- make it
SFGTV
Mar 24, 2013 4:30am PDT
, please. [ applause ] and of course, where is dennis oats? this guy is going to be here everyday making sure that the project is done well and built to spec. dennis oats, please let everybody know and if you have questions about this library, that is the man to talk to, dennis oats. [ applause ] >> lastly, i wanted to especially thank luis and his staff. luis in so many meetings had the opportunity to change the course or do something different and he stuck there all the way. he continued to encourage us. this is what i want. we need to get it and all the battles that we went through, luis was there and made good, sound decisions along with the library commission and that is why we're here today with that great project. big hand for luis and his leadership and the library. [ applause ] and of course, the project will be a library and a park and we need to do more projects like that in san francisco. so joining everybody, i'm looking forward to this groundbreaking and i'm looking forward to coming back for the grand opening. thank you very much. thank you. [ applause ] thank you, mohamme
SFGTV
Mar 23, 2013 4:30pm PDT
all the way up to the hill. dennis kern told us "we agree with you. this trail needs to be removed from our park land". rec and park crews tried a couple of times to discourage the use of trails and cutting tree lumps and on the trail and it got worse. debris was scattered and homeless were there and we reported the mess to the new manager and we was helpful and finally came word for a meeting for park users and indeed a statement from rec and park management. without a formal transparent process "i am looking forward to a open and community wide discussion how we can improve the trail" and why have a meeting if rec and park is opposed to our position. and that's what we recommend to you. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> [calling speaker names] if you could come up please. gene. >> gene. >> i'm little hard of hearing. >> and could you speak into the mic. >> oh okay. i am jean calling and a member of beacon street for 30 years or more. i oppose -- i am on the record of opposing any development of that unauthorized trail in the area at issue, and the reasons why i oppo
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